Thursday, July 23, 2015

On countdowns and such

Perhaps in five minutes, I can write a little ode to countdowns.

Countdowns, you are so funny.

I talk to my kiddos about you and they think they are clever when we practice counting backwards to calm down and they do it real fast. 

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1, done! Sneaky, sneaky.

What about in life?

We do the same thing, maybe?

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 why is everything taking so long?

Countdowns, you are so funny.

You do better with patience even though that takes diligence.

These days, I practice patience. Imperfectly, but still I practice it.

I'm moving soon so there's lots of countdowns happening. 

I AM MOVING TO ARIZONA. When I tell people this they sometimes look at me funny because I'm told Arizona is not right around the corner. I've been there and I know this but the idea of moving there somehow seems normal to me and it's all really okay and good so it's just sort of happening. 

There's a lot to do but it's also exciting. I'm excited for cacti (I like that word) and new adventures and new opportunities for jobs and exploring an unknown area of the country and most of all to get to see my favorite coffee!

I am not really a write everything minute by minute person. I like to think I'm open, but there are times that's still hard for me when it comes to what is happening right here right now and putting that out there for the world (by world, I mean hi faithful reader friends plus maybe some new ones?). But I think the journey is fun and cool and if you know anything about me and why I write, I believe stories are better when shared and people are better when they get to connect.

Here's to a patient countdown that goes by quick (life is complex, people).

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